UN RÊVE SOLAIRE
A SOLAR DREAM

by Patrick BOKANOWSKI
2016 / HD / color-b&w / sound / 4S / 63' 00




UN RÊVE SOLAIRE recounts, through its formal figuration, the struggle between shadow and light. These twinned motions form the film’s dynamic impetus, and endow it with a driving plasticity. Here, we are in the “Kingdom of Shadows,” to borrow the epithet Maxime Gorky leant to the first Lumière actualities. The very mechanisms of recording and projection transfigure reality. Un rêve solaire brings these tools to the fore, pushing the limits of Seventh Art’s ability to conjure imaginary worlds and incredible fantasmagoria, here enhanced by the enchanting music of Michèle Bokanowski.
Akin to painting, the images in this film possess the power to reinvent the visible. They revise material in superimposition, giving this long-important technique systematic function. Forms are stretched, amplified, and metamorphosized. These often-fluid figures provoke the imagination, just as the shapes of clouds have inspired men from time immemorial. More specifically, they evoke memories, like pages torn from a personal diary.
We don’t know what unconscious birthed Un rêve solaire. Does it belong to the dreams of the artist-filmmaker? Or to the child we see dozing? Or to ourselves? It is an invitation to a voyage, to be heard by each in his own way.
- Jacques Kermabon

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distribution format DCP on USB stick (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (four screens)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language French
rental fee 180,00 €

distribution format DCP on USB stick (SMPTE 2K)
screen 1,37 - Standard (four screens)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language French
translation English (Sous-titrage)
rental fee 180,00 €